BREAKING: Lisa Marie Presley dies, age 54, following cardiac arrest

Jan 13, 2023
Priscilla later announced the news of her daughter's "devastating" death in a statement, while thanking the public for their "love and prayers". Source: Getty Images.

The daughter of music icon Elvis, Lisa Marie Presley, has passed away at the age of 54 after reportedly suffering a cardiac arrest.

According to TMZ, Lisa Marie was rushed to hospital on Thursday, January 12 (U.S time) after emergency services attended the home of the 54 year old where they performed CPR before taking her to hospital, paramedics were reportedly able to regain a pulse en route to the hospital.

Shortly after being administered to hospital, Lisa Marie’s mother, Priscilla Presley, arrived to be by her daughter’s side.

Priscilla later announced the news of her daughter’s “devastating” death in a statement, while thanking the public for their “love and prayers”.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share the devastating news that my beautiful daughter Lisa Marie has left us,” she said.

“She was the most passionate strong and loving woman I have ever known. We ask for privacy as we try to deal with this profound loss. Thank you for the love and prayers. At this time there will be no further comment.”

Lisa Marie was born February 1, 1968 to Elvis and Priscilla Presley at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis in midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

At the age four Lisa Marie’s parents divorced and although she lived with her mother in Los Angeles she frequently visited her father at his Graceland residence until his death in 1977 from a heart attack.

Following his death, Lisa Marie became the joint heir to her father’s estate alongside her grandfather, Vernon Presley, and her great-grandmother, Minnie Mae Hood Presley.

Following Vernon’s death in 1979 and Minnie Mae’s in 1980, Lisa Marie became the sole heir to her father’s estate and inherited Graceland.

Like her father, Lisa Marie enjoyed a successful music career following the release of her debut album, To Whom It May Concern, in 2003.

The album reached No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart and was certified gold in June 2003.

Her second album, Now What, was released on April 5, 2005 and reached No. 9 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Lisa Marie co-wrote 10 songs for the album.

Lisa Marie’s third album, Storm and Grace, on May 15, 2012 which was widely praised by critics.

In addition to her singing career, Lisa Marie was also involved in a number of charitable endeavours.

Lisa Marie acted as chairperson for The Elvis Presley Charitable Foundation (EPCF) which funded programs such as Presley Place which provides homeless families up to one year of rent-free housing, child day care, career and financial counseling, family management guidance and other forms of assistance to help them break the cycle of poverty.

The EPCF also established the Elvis Presley Music Room, where children from Presley Place among others can enjoy access to musical instruments and instruction programs.

Lisa Marie also joined Oprah Winfrey to assist with the devastation left by Hurricane Katrina where she helped deliver food and essentials to families who had lost everything.

In addition to her music career and charitable work, Lisa Marie was a mother of four. She shares her eldest daughter Riley with her first husband Danny Keough. The couple also had a son together in 1992, Benjamin Keough, who sadly passed away in 2020.

Following marriages to Michael Jackson and Nicholas Cage, Lisa Marie married American guitarist Michael Lockwood in 2006, whom she shared twin daughters, Harper and Finley. The couple divorced in 2016.

As news broke of Lisa Marie’s sudden passing, fans across the globe joined high profile figures to offer their condolences to her family and pay tribute to the 54 year old.

Lisa Marie is survived by her mother, her three daughters and half-brother, Navarone Garibaldi.

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